The challenge to capture the individual and their expression
Here we go.... Early days and after build up, the first base of clay is ready
Next a focus on the eyes and shape of topline
Checking the match
Lots of coat to do later - after the home visit
Focus on the eyes and then cheeks and nose continues
Areas round the eyes and brow are added and the face balanced - you can see the pins used for checking and focusing on key points/measuring.
Alongside the lovely original, photographed from similar angles.
Precious time together and help with all those details to make Dotty
All done and through the foundry...ready for THAT Birthday ...big Smiles